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Table 1 Socio-demographics, clinical characteristic, lipid profile and fasting glucose of study participants

From: Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among rural original adults in NingXia, China

  Han ethnic group (n = 928) Hui ethnic group (n = 684) Pvalue
Demographic and lifestyle variables Absolute and Relative (%) Frequency
Age group    
25- 181(19.5%) 164(24.0%) χ2 = 7.128 P = 0.129
35- 262(28.2%) 202(29.5%)  
45- 242(26.1%) 163(23.8%)  
55- 192(20.7%) 118(17.3%)  
65-80 51(5.5%) 37(5.4%)  
Clinical characteristics Mean ± SD
Waist (cm) 78.6 ± 8.9 79.7 ± 9.8 0.026
BMI (Kg/m2) 23.1 ± 3.1 23.7 ± 3.3 < 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78.7 ± 11.4 80.4 ± 20.0 0.038
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122.6 ± 20.3 122.5 ± 24.7 0.926
Total serum cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.8 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 0.8 0.299
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.2 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.2 < 0.001
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.2 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.8 0.172
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 5.6 ± 1.2 5.6 ± 1.1 0.936
  1. SD = standard deviation, See RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS for description of criteria of the metabolic syndrome.